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April 8, 2007

Newsletter 4-8-07

Filed under: newsletter — seniorgeek @ 1:56 pm

Happy Easter

This site from our US government is a great resource for kids that want to explore learning on the web. It is set up for different grade levels and provide many items directed related to school classroom work. The site covers subject from Animals to Transportation. The contestants
on “Are you smarter than a 5th grader” should visit this site.
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/

While we are on the subject of kids learning, another site that provide a great homework resource is homeworkspot. There are references for elementary school through high school. The are things “to do”, themes to discover, field trips, must see, tips, on exhibit, and a cool section on “Do you want to know” with answers to everything you want to know.
http://www.homeworkspot.com/

OK, here is another really cool site for kids. Yahoo has this great site that features games, sports, studyzone, jokes, movies, TV, and a lot more. You can let you kids roam this site and not have to worry. Lots of graphics and fun stuff.
http://kids.yahoo.com/

“To help us think, talk and teach about the rights and responsibilities of citizens in our democracy, we invite you to explore 100 milestone documents of American history. These documents reflect our diversity and our unity, our past and our future, and mostly our commitment as a nation to continue to strive to “form a more perfect union.” Be sure to check out which documents We, The People, chose in a recent vote as the most influential in U.S. History.
http://www.ourdocuments.gov/

What is our dollar worth? Your answer should be as compared to what. Well how about what our dollar is worth now compared to some time in history. This site answers that question and many more. It is based on the CPI (Consumer Price Index). The CPI is used to calculate how prices have changed over the years. Let’s say you have $7 in your pocket to purchase some goods and services today. How much money would you have needed in 1950 to buy the same amount of goods and services?
http://woodrow.mpls.frb.fed.us/research/data/us/calc/

Looking for someone? A phone number? How about some public records, email address, telephone directories. It is all here at this site. There is also a good tutorial on how to conduct a background search. Not a bad reference from a group of lawyers. It is worth a visit.
http://www.virtualchase.com/topics/people_finder_index.shtml

“He who trusts in himself is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom is kept safe”

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